Revamping the browser
Browser add ons such as Browster
for IE and Firefox or entirely new browsers such as Flock
(limited info) promise to rework the way browsing has been done during the IE only years from 1997 to 2004. More inside...
posted by hockeyman
on Jun 12, 2006 -
Is it more than just an IE shell? Could it possibly be worth paying for? Can it really do anything that Firefox can't? Discuss.
posted by bingo
on Apr 5, 2006 -
is now available worldwide, for free. A quality web browser for your Java enabled cellphone.
posted by mr.marx
on Jan 24, 2006 -
Internet Explorer has not been updated for some time and competing browsers
have improved on its ageing feature-set. But there's no need to ditch IE. Maxthon
provides tabbed functionality and a lots more besides to give you a taste of what is likely to be included in IE7.
posted by bobbyelliott
on Jun 5, 2005 -
Firefox 1.0 Preview Release
is now available. The Spread Firefox
site hopes to see a million downloads, and they've already passed the halfway mark. The advantages of Firefox have been previously discussed
on MeFi, but this version includes an interesting new feature - Live Bookmarks
, which allow you to view RSS news and blog headlines in the bookmarks toolbar or bookmarks menu. Obsessively checking MetaFilter is now easier than ever.
posted by Stuart_R
on Sep 17, 2004 -
! What is it? Well, silly, it's a style of Gothic script, of course, used chiefly in the 14th and 15th centuries and so-called because it combines characteristics of the Gothic cursive style with the more formal "textura". Why do I know this? Because I've been surfing the mighty-wonderful Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus
posted by taz
on Feb 11, 2003 -
one of the most interesting website interpreters i've ever seen. i'll just quote the site: The Internet BOXPLORER browser offers a rectangular view of the World Wide Web. It abstracts web page layouts to produce what are frequently rather colorful compositions. BOXPLORER purifies the Web, making it safe for children of all ages -- free from controversy and advertising.
Translation - very interesting graphic renditions of any site
posted by tatochip
on Nov 26, 2002 -
is Google for your inbox (and outbox, too). It's written in Java and actually works on a number of platforms, using a browser-based interface. Jon Udell describes the way he uses Zoë in this O'reilly article
But be warned
: navigating through archived email from five years ago is as humbling as it is addictive.
posted by gdog
on Oct 9, 2002 -
One browser to rule them all...
Looks like IE's win in the browser wars is strengthening its position as the de facto browser as more and more developers code to IE and IE only. I know a lot of MeFiers are developers. What do you do when you develop your sites?
posted by TNLNYC
on Jul 8, 2002 -
for the Opera (the browser not the singy thing) snobs out there.
posted by zeoslap
on Nov 20, 2001 -
is a bookmark manager that allows you to access your favorites list from multiple machines. However, their server does not seem to be responding.
Since I was out of town (and away from my machine) for all of last week, can anyone tell me what the deal is?
posted by Irontom
on Jul 17, 2001 -
(Almost) What you wanted for Christmas.
A lightweight browser using the Mozilla rendering engine, solely to browse webpages, minus all the smoad of bloat thats making Mozilla so un-usable at the moment. It is just work in progress though, so some important practical features aren't implemented yet, but something to look at nonetheless.
posted by aki
on Aug 25, 2000 -
iCab 2.1 is out
for a program written from scratch by one or two people (Alexander Clauss seems to be the lead), it's astounding. Absolutely full support for HTML 4 – every extended character (iCab seems to use its own font), weirdo tags like LONGDESC, ACRONYM, and ABBR, TITLEs on everything (no popups: text appears in status line). Filter out ads automatically. Only browser other than Lynx that handles metadata like LINK REL="next". The damn thing validates your code for you
(click the smiling or frowning icon at the right of the address bar). And so on. And so on. I love this program. And yes, I'm in the minority
. What else is new?
posted by joeclark
on Aug 21, 2000 -
two words : $|<1|\|Z C0|\|T3ZT !!!.
whoo! so 3||3t3, you'll spray your shorts.
In other news, microsoft announces a wallpaper contest. Microsoft commented that they're "fuckin tired of seeing that sky thing, We want all those design kiddies to create us some cool shit, like with that small danish pixel font, aww yea..."
posted by tiaka
on Aug 18, 2000 -